Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Emergency preparedness classes are resuming

Teacher guiding student to put out a fire in emergency preparedness class

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is restarting their training classes for emergency preparedness.

The 20-hour CERT training will educate volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks.

Due to the pandemic, the CERT Basic Training is now being offered as a combination of online training and a one-day hands-on skills training. The online ZOOM training will be a bi-weekly class estimated to take 12-hours from April 19 to May 14.

Tue, Apr 19, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Thu, Apr 21, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Tue, Apr 26, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Thu, Apr 28, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Tue, May 3, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Thu, May 5, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Tue, May 10, 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Sat, May 14, 9:00am – 4:00pm

To register for this CERT Basic Training Course that is now scheduled to start on Tue, Apr 19, please complete the registration form at: https://cert-basic-apr-5th.eventbrite.com

IMPORTANT: Space in this class is limited. This class is free and open to anyone over the age of 18, but preference will be given to San Jose residents. Participants who will be 14 to 17 years old on Tue, Apr 19, may attend if accompanied in the course with their parent or legal guardian.

COVID-19: The in-person skills portion of the class will be taught, in small groups, in a fashion that complies with all applicable public health orders. Individuals who are at high risk for COVID-19 due to pre-existing health conditions should not sign up for this class. If public health orders become more restrictive, the in-person skills portion of the class may need to be rescheduled or canceled.

You must register and receive email confirmation to attend the classes. For more information, contact sjcert@sanjosecert.org.

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